From large-scale networking events, bringing together senior political and business leaders, to small-scale consultations which engage members and stakeholders in our policy development, London First runs a wide range of events.
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Calendar of events
Planning Officer's Society and London First - Roundtable Breakfast Boom or Bust: Will the Draft New London Plan deliver?
Tuesday 20 February 8:15AM - 9:45AM
Please join us for a small roundtable discussion with public and private sector development professionals to share perspectives on the draft new London Plan, its policies and how it will be implemented. We hope to answer the question will and can the new plan deliver?
Tuesday 20 February 7:00PM - 9:30PM
We are delighted that Chuka Umunna MP will be joining us for a roundtable dinner with partner members. As the Brexit negotiations play out, this dinner will be a valuable opportunity to discuss how business leaders can work with London’s parliamentarians to ensure the best possible outcome for the capital.
STRICTLY INVITATION ONLY
Tuesday 27 February 6:00PM - 8:00PM
London First members are invited to a very brief AGM, which will be followed by the Annual Chairman’s reception and will conclude with a small roundtable Partner dinner.
This event brings together our members from across all industry sectors as well as key London stakeholders, offering a great occasion to engage with your peers. The evening will conclude with a Partner dinner, offering our Partner members the opportunity to have a more candid discussion on the latest issues affecting London’s jobs and growth.
More details to follow.
Wednesday 28 February 8:00AM - 9:30AM
The retail group provides a forum for structured information sharing and networking on policies and decisions affecting the success of retail and hospitality sectors in London.
We will be focusing on waste strategy, including emerging thinking on increasing recycling rates, member experience of service provision and how to make it easier for businesses to recycle. We will be joined by guest speaker Andrew Richmond, Policy and Programme Manager (Energy & Waste) at the GLA.
Wednesday 28 February 8:00AM - 10:00AM
The reaction of crowds on Oxford St on 24 November to reports of shots being fired is not too surprising. A degree of confusion is an expected reaction to a major traumatic event, whether real or perceived, especially for people who are caught unexpectedly in the open. A similar reaction was observable at the Manchester arena in connection with that recent terrorist attack, but was also a significant feature in the distant Hillsborough disaster where terrorism was not a factor. While good building design and sound event planning can go a long way to forestall tragic incidents, there is much to consider when managing crowds and communities, which often have a dynamic all of their own. This briefing will consider what role crowd dynamics can play in post-incident behaviour and how best practice can be applied in various, mass self-evacuation scenarios.
- Simon Ancliffe, Managing Director, Movement Strategies
- Dr John Drury, Reader in Social Psychology, University of Sussex
- Security Adviser, CPNI
Tuesday 06 March 8:00AM - 9:30AM
As part of our series of events with prominent borough leaders, please join us for a breakfast briefing with Cllr Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council. During this event, Cllr Gould will outline her vision for the borough and discuss how it plans to attract jobs and growth. It will provide a valuable opportunity to discuss how the private sector can work in partnership with Camden Council to address current challenges and opportunities.
Thursday 08 March 6:00PM - 8:30PM
This briefing and Q&A with TfL commercial development director, Graeme Craig, will give members the chance to hear the latest on TfL’s plans. Discussion will cover how TfL is supporting new housing and commercial development, enabling enhanced connectivity and making better use of data.
Friday 09 March 3:30PM - 6:00PM
The annual meeting of POS London and London First – some key presentations from the public and private sector followed by roundtable discussion and a drinks reception.
Monday 12 March 7:30PM - 10:30PM
London First members attending the MIPIM conference in Cannes are invited to a drinks reception with Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills.
Monday 12 March 8:30PM - 10:00PM
London First dinner with Officials from the Greater London Authority.
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